Overview of the Retail Market in Singapore and Placemaking as a Strategy
Desmond Sim, Head of Research, Singapore & South East Asia, CBRE, Asia Pacific Research
Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)
Date : March 16, 2017
Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Price : $0.00
Hosted by the Property Committee
Faced with muted global sentiments, this presentation will look at what challenges the Singapore retail market faces, both as a retailer and a landlord. It also explores what both these stakeholders can adopt and adapt in their strategies to ensure the relevance and prominence of retail as a leading industry.
Head of Research Singapore &
South East Asia
Desmond currently heads Research for Singapore and South East Asia. He is also the media spokesperson for the company and is also responsible for monitoring and analyzing the trends of the office and capital markets. He is also responsible for managing the firm’s extensive database and research publications.
With more than 15 years of real estate experience, Desmond has undertaken various roles. He started off this career as a real estate appraiser and property tax consultant before he was transferred to the research team. It was subsequently followed by leading the consultancy team; to business development.
He was also part of the team which incepted and completed various private equity real estate funds in China and India.
He has also undertaken numerous research, feasibility and master planning studies in Singapore and other countries including Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and Maldives.
Key clients include major developers, financial institutions, private equity funds as well as government bodies.
He has a B Sc in Property Development and Asset Management, Second Class Honours (Upper Division) from University of Salford (United Kingdom). He is also an IRAS Licensed Valuer and Probationary Member of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers.